Reconciliation Week – EPS Week 7

Edithvale Primary School acknowledges the traditional owners of the land
on which we learn, the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation.



The Foundation students will state a personalised ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ each morning. They will learn about Sorry Day through the picture storybook ‘Day Break’ and together with their buddies they will decorate a hand for a ‘Sorry Day’ display. During Wellbeing, they will participate in a Yarning Circle and learn a welcome song with actions. They will learn about what the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags mean and decorate them. Students will also be immersed in the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through an interactive Play School episode, which also focuses on walking together, and reconciliation.

Year 1

The Year 1 students will learn about Reconciliation Week through different media that will teach children about the First Nation People’s histories, cultures, and achievements. We will be completing a range of activities throughout the week including a collaborative Rainbow Serpent artwork piece. Students will learn about What is ‘Acknowledgement to Country’ and perform one with hand movements.

Year 2

The Year 2 students will learn about Reconciliation Week through the picture storybook ‘Day Break’, followed by a class discussion and activities. Additionally, we will watch short videos and learn about the significant dates relating to Indigenous Australian history.

Year 3

The Year 3 students will learn about Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week through storybooks, short videos, and class discussions. Students will learn about the significant dates that surround Reconciliation Week and why these are important in Australian history.

Year 4

The Year 4 students will learn about the history of Sorry Day and watch ‘The National Apology’ by then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. We will then consider and reflect on the different perspectives of others and the impact these historical events had on First Nations people. During our Read to Learn sessions, we will engage in stories and resources that focus on reconciliation.

Year 5

During Reconciliation Week, our students will engage with slideshows and discussions about National Sorry Day and the broader themes of reconciliation. These activities aim to deepen their understanding of Indigenous history and the importance of reconciliation in Australia. By connecting these lessons to our humanities studies, we hope to foster a more inclusive and informed school community.

Year 6

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the ‘Stolen Generation Apology’. During Reconciliation Week the Year 6s students will look at the events that led up to this momentous day, including the history of the Stolen Generation, and the perspectives of those who helped bring the apology to fruition.


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